Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2020 total $4.1bn globally

21st January 2021 (Last Updated January 21st, 2021 09:16)

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2020 total $4.1bn globally

Total tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2020 worth $4.1bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 349% over the previous quarter and a drop of 0.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $4.11bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.64bn. At the country level, Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.54bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for tourism & leisure industry private equity deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q4 2020 was the US with seven deals, followed by the UK with four and Canada with two.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, tourism & leisure private equity deals worth $16.34bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 8.2% year on year.

Tourism & leisure industry private equity deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five tourism & leisure industry private equity deals accounted for 97.3% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five tourism & leisure private equity deals stood at $3.99bn, against the overall value of $4.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five tourism & leisure industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Apollo Global Management’s $2.53bn private equity deal with Great Canadian Gaming

2) The $740.09m private equity deal with McLaren Racing by MSP Sports Capital, The Najafi Companies and UBS O’Connor Limited

3) Apollo Global Management’s $593.07m private equity deal with Sazka Entertainment

4) The $70m private equity deal with Xenia Hotels & Resorts by Axton Management

5) MA Taylor Square Fund’s private equity deal with for $49.69m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.